Gillian Anderson has revealed that she gets bombarded with X-rated snaps from male fans, so she’s had to hire an assistant to shield her from all of the rude photos.
The Sex Education star, 53, explained that she is constantly flooded with “d*** pics” thanks to her raunchy sex therapist role on the hit Netflix show.
Gillian, Emmy-winning Gillian is Dr Jean Milburn on the series. She plays the role of a shy teenager Otis and is the main character.
Speaking to The Sun, Gillian said that her assistant is tasked with the rather unique job of screening the waves of explicit snaps from the men, so that she doesn’t have to see them herself.
She told The Sun: “I do have someone who goes through the stuff before I see it… including the, shall we say, d*** pics that I apparently get sent.
“I don’t have Instagram on my phone but sometimes I’ll be alerted to the fact there has been a slew of d*** pics. These people are quite shocking!”
Gillian has just returned to our screens as sex expert Dr Jean as the third season of Sex Education aired this week.
The actress admitted she almost didn’t reprise her role on the hit show for the sake of her three kids, who were left red-faced after a steamy clip from the show.
In a famous scene from the show, Dr Jean demonstrated how to pleasure a man using a courgette, but Gillian’s real-life kids were far from pleased with the video.
Gillian is married to Clyde Klotz, a Canadian artist director, and has a 26-year old daughter named Piper.
Her businessman ex-beau Mark Griffiths has also given her two sons, Oscar and Felix.
After six years together, Mark and Gillian parted ways in 2012.
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The critically-acclaimed star then dated Peter Morgan, creator of The Crown. Gillian played the role as former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Royal Family Drama.
Gillian and Peter split after Gillian’s reported affair with 47-year-old Jemima Khan.
Gillian and Peter were briefly reunited following Peter’s reported split with Jemima Khan, but the actress suggested that their romance had ended in May.
Speaking to a watch magazine, Gillian suggested that they were no longer an item as she referred to Peter as “my boyfriend at the time”, the Daily Mail claimed.